Luxire Custom Clothing - Official Affiliate Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luxire, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. ashjini

    ashjini Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so what they seem to be lacking is a series of barcode scanners. Sample shirt in, scan. Shirt would get scanned at different stages of production and you would get status updates. These are all from the previous century.

    I do not think I talked on racism. Am not sad about the response either. I just see no point in continuing the argument.
     


  2. zeBanker

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    That's your problem. You have no idea about standards today. Even in Bangladesh about 60% of the factories today are comparable to a European Standard. The problem is, that we only hear negative things about the worse ones.
     


  3. smoothmoose

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    Thanks for the support here from the other members. @ashjini, I was in no way implying anything racial or cultural here. If you re-read my post everything I posted is factual. I only stated “tailors in India”, because that is in fact the case. In fact, I myself am from an Asian background…

    As for technical sophistication, I believe my comment is on point that digital pattern making can be perceived (by me, as I was stating an opinion) to be a more technically sophisticated way of creating clothing. Many people on this board are anti Indochino, but they are in my mind are one of the most technically sophisticated online MTM shops out there bar none, with a user friendly website, online order tracking, and digital pattern making as just some examples.

    That said, I’m not highjacking this thread for Indochino. There are reasons why I am here on the Luxire thread as they offer a level of service that Indochino cannot deliver on. I think different vendors can learn from others and to be quite honest it is for our benefit as customers and forum members to discuss that we like from one vendor to another. We see this all the time throughout all the various affiliate threads on this forum.

    And finally, I think it is helpful to solicit feedback and experiences from other members that have been down that road before. If not what’s the point of this thread, except for the obligatory collar porn?…
     


  4. ScootManSam

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    Right. I mean for them to offer the level of quality and customization at the prices they do, they have to save somewhere. I much prefer they skimp on high tech tracking systems that give us peace of mind than on the quality of the finished product. That being said, I'm sure they will eventually improve this aspect. Doesn't seem like a big priority right now for them.
     


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    It may be a good idea for you to re-read the comment you are trying to counter because you are repeating what I am saying.
     


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    Thanks Luxire. This would be nice alternative option when sending in our items. Would be great to have this information updated on your website.
     


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    I would say this fabric is two season at best. Great fabric though.
     


  9. luxire

    luxire Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

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    Just to add: We make patterns digitally too. We use the best software and hardware out there for pattern making. But, our best are hand-made.

    Our manufacturing facility is second to none in terms of technology, sophistication or machinery. The best clothes are still made by hand.

    Technology now is a commodity. But currently, it is not a priority.

    I strongly believe that bulk of our customers would choose a well made suit over an easy to navigate website. Though would not mind having both.
     
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  10. zeBanker

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    My bad, sorry! You are right, I misread it. If there are problems in the beginning for luxire with new items, such as the jackets, it may be the case, that this needs a lot of experience, if it's hand made. I heard of (sophisticated) men cloths companies moving production in those countries and training their staff by expertise tailors have a year just to let the people there gain experience how to make jackets by hand. The trousers seem to be astonishing already, the shirts are really fine as well, if other products will keep up with the same standard, Luxire would be the first actually (if you can call it like that) online bespoke tailor. And with growing demand, there will be some money for a better information system, otherwise I offer to get my hands on this (as it is my profession) and get a good deal, like shirts and trousers for a good fully integrated information system :p
     


  11. archibaldleach

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    I've thought about getting a pair or two to work with fresco and linen trousers during the summer. Keep in mind the weight appears to be in the 8-9 ounce range which is definitely a summer weight. I've worn similar trousers in a comparable weight wool and believe that they probably have a bit more seasonal flexibility than linen or fresco but not a ton. I'd want a heavy wool or probably a nice flannel for the winter months and chilly fall and spring days. If you live in a warm climate, these might be more versatile for you but are not winter appropriate unless you don't have a real winter.
     


  12. ScootManSam

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    Thanks archi. I don't know that much about what weight range is appropriate for each season, but from what I've read 8-9oz or ~260-350g for a worsted wool is in that four season range. Howard Yount, for example, advertises their 260g/9.2oz VBC Super 100s as 'Four Season' (http://www.howardyount.com/collections/wool-pants/products/four-season-super-100s-dark-gray). Obviously this is subjective depending on where you live (I live in DC, but likely moving to NYC in the near future). I don't expect these to keep my legs toasty warm in the winter like a flannel would, but isn't this a pretty standard middle weight if I'm just starting to build out my trouser wardrobe? I don't see a heavy flannel as a plausible option for steamy DC/NY summers. For this type of climate, am I best off going for more three-season trousers? It seems hard to find something that can take you from a steamy summer through a chilly winter.
     


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    Bumped. Anyone have any input?
     


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    Are you by any way associated with luxire?
     


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    Living in a place like NYC makes it fairly difficult to have a "true" 4 season trouser. It will be scorching hot on the subway platforms in the summer and freezing in the dead of winter. You're really better off starting with a mid-weight fabric for fall and spring, but you should also plan on getting the flannels and heavier stuff for winter and then getting some lighter weight stuff for summer.
     
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